LB Joe Pawelek is one of four sophomores on the 24-member ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI First Team.
Nov. 8, 2007
This is the fifth consecutive season in which Baylor has produced an academic all-district honoree and the fourth time in the last five years that the Bears have produced a first-team selection. Daniel Sepulveda was a second-team selection as a sophomore in 2004 and earned first-team honors during his junior (2005) and senior (2006) seasons. In 2003, John Martin was a first-team pick, while Stephen Sepulveda was named second team.
A 2006 Freshman All-American, Pawelek is second on Baylor's squad with 91 tackles and 7.5 tackles for loss this season. He also has 2.0 sacks, one interception, two pass breakups, three fumbles forced and two fumbles recovered. Pawelek ranks sixth in the Big 12 Conference and tied for 56th nationally with 9.1 tackles per game.
Pawelek was one of only four sophomores on the 24-member team; he joined Jordan Peterson (Texas A&M), James Truxillo (Louisiana-Lafayette) and Andrew Sendejo (Rice), all of whom are defensive players.
Baylor returns to action Saturday, traveling to
2007 CoSIDA / ESPN THE MAGAZINE ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT VI FIRST TEAM
Pos. Student-Athlete School Class Major
QB Paul Smith
WR Grant Walker
WR Zack Sledge SMU Senior Finance
TE Nick Cleaver
RB Bio Bilaye-Benibo Rice Senior Political Science
RB Jake Ebner
OL Vince Natali
OL Cody Wallace
OL Mitch Enright SMU Junior Marketing
OL David Ballard
DL Nick Clark
DL Derek Lokey
DL Brian Flagg
DL Wes Day
LB Cody Kase
LB Joe Pawelek Baylor Sophomore Finance
LB Nelson Coleman
DB Brant Linde
DB Jordan Peterson
DB James Truxillo Louisiana-Lafayette Sophomore Criminal Justice
DB Andrew Sendejo Rice Sophomore Kinesiology
PK Ryan Bailey
P Thomas Morstead SMU Senior Mechanical Engineering